Christopher Alan Bracey




Christopher Alan Bracey, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Professor Bracey is a long-time GW Law faculty member. He previously served as senior associate dean and interim dean of GW Law, as well as vice provost for faculty affairs.

The Office of the Provost is focused on promoting the efforts of GW’s exceptional faculty, facilitating unparalleled educational opportunities for our dynamic students and fostering a diverse community of scholars who are able to find creative solutions to society’s most complex problems.


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Leadership Team 

Terry Murphy



Cheryl Biel

Academic Planning and Assessment

Cheryl Beil, Associate Provost

The Associate Provost for Academic Planning and Assessment is responsible for meeting the University's growing need for accurate and timely institutional data for federal reporting, to support university decision-makers, and to respond to external requests for information; providing guidelines and methods to evaluate and assess students learning experiences; undertaking major survey research about students, faculty, and staff and by coordinating the development, distribution, and analysis of these results; and for the annual production of the university Bulletin. 

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Michael Glatzer

Academic Budgets

Michael Glatzer, Vice Provost for Academic Budgets

The Vice Provost for Academic Budgets supports the academic mission by working closely with the provost, vice provosts and deans to construct academic and student affairs budgets that promote and sustain academic and research excellence at the university and support the development, assessment and attainment of institutional goals. 



Caroline Laguerre-Brown

Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement

Caroline Laguerre-Brown, Vice Provost

The Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement supports the university’s vision for excellence through diversity initiatives and programming. These tools enable the university to transform itself and higher education by attracting, retaining and leveraging the talents of diverse individuals to facilitate first-rate teaching, learning, scholarship and service in a climate that is welcoming and inclusive.

The Vice Provost works with senior leadership, administrators, faculty, staff and students to advance the university’s commitment to building a more diverse and inclusive community. Other responsibilities include providing leadership to the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement, which consists of centers and offices that cultivate and leverage the benefits of diversity within the GW community and the Washington metropolitan area.

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Jay Goff



Rumana Riffat



Geneva Henry

Libraries and Academic Innovation
Libraries and Information Technology

Geneva Henry, Dean and Vice Provost

The Dean of Libraries and Academic Innovation and Vice Provost for Libraries and Information Technology is responsible for enriching the academic experience of scholars at GW both through maintaining excellence in library services and collections and providing access to cutting-edge technology. Geneva also leads GWIT and oversees the transition of GW’s IT infrastructure, working to align IT more closely with the university’s research, education, and clinical services. The dean contributes to the success of the university's strategic plan by generating, making accessible, and preserving new knowledge.

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Libraries and Academic Innovation

Information Technology



Pamela Norris



Colette Coleman

Student Affairs

Colette Coleman, Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

The Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students provides leadership over areas including student conduct, student health and well-being, campus living and residential education, fraternity and sorority life, student organizations and leadership development, military and veteran student support, and on-campus student programming.

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Jeffrey Brand

Undergraduate Affairs and Special Programs

Jeffrey Brand, Associate Provost

The Associate Provost oversees specific Provost programs as well as other central initiatives that promote improvements in undergraduate education.

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Suresh Subramaniam
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Deans of Schools and Colleges

The GW academic experience is firmly rooted in each of our schools and colleges. Each GW dean serves as the chief administrative officer for their school and works closely with the president and provost on all academic affairs, as well as department chairs within their schools. Deans ensure that each school can maintain their own distinct identity while working together to create a dynamic and interdisciplinary learning environment.


John Lach, Dean of SEAS

John Lach

School of Engineering & Applied Science








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The Provost's senior leadership team supports the initiatives and objectives of the Office of the Provost, helping to further enhance GW’s academic programs. Through these administrative and academic leaders, the Provost is able to develop an ever more diverse and inclusive community, one in which the student experience is enhanced, teaching excellence is supported, and faculty members and students find many opportunities to develop their scholarly interests.